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Annual inspection reports with certificates to comply with the Ontario Ministry of Labour requirements.

Inspections Repairs - Maintenance Installations
Canada CSA B167-16 (10,000 hrs) 

Qualified technicians will conduct inspections on all type of hoists and cranes. Years of comprehensive training and experience will ensure you are up to date and comply with the Ministry of Labour regulations in Ontario and the CSST in Quebec.

Annual inspections on 3/4 ton Coffing chain puller, yes it is completely torn apart to clean and inspect all parts from top to bottom. Re assembles, lubricated and tested before the inspection sticker is added. (optional sand blasting available)

1/2 ton CM Lodestar was removed from the customer after sounds were heard in the gearbox.

Completely open, remove and clean all the parts to see what pieces are damaged and need to be replaced.

Damage to internal components was repaired with new parts and the hoist was put back in to operation without long delays to production.

Canada CSA B167-16 (8,000 hrs)

We are capable of providing simple oil or grease changes to trolley wheel replacements, bridge end truck wheel and gear box overhauls of a complete tear down and rebuild of your hoist and crane.

Repairs to 15 ton CM Apollo electric wire rope hoist over power dam lift gate

Cable height notification limit switch replacement

Old worn out brake shoes

Cracked linings

Replaced drum brake linings bonded or riveted

Painted and ready to return to service

Overhead Traveling Crane Bridge drive, Trolley drive or Hoist clam style Perigrip Drum Brakes relining old worn out shoes.

Canada CSA B167-16 (8,000 / 10,000 hrs)

Even the simplest of installations should be conducted by a qualified installer.

We regularly re installs hoists and trolleys for customers after servicing to reduce the risk of injuries or complaints by other employees about who installed what - where and when.

We are capable of installing fixed anchor points for hoists, monorails, jib cranes, free standing ergonomic work stations, and the heaviest of overhead cranes.

 

Pumping Station with new monorail and 2 ton Budgit electric chain hoist with motorized trolley and C-Track festoon system

Water treatment plant install new 2 ton Shawbox electric wire rope hoist with motorized trolley, load test prior to delivery completion for customers (General Contractor and Municipality).

 

 

Overhead cranes, gantry cranes, monorails, hoists, and jib cranes
4.8.1
Outsourcing of services shall only be to individuals or companies with the necessary qualifications and competence. Service contracts shall contain requirements that the personnel providing the service meet safety-related requirements of the facility and other standards and applicable requirements.
Notes:
1)
A contractor should meet the same requirements as a facility employee performing the same or similar work, and should be given the appropriate orientation and meet the same qualifications for knowledge of the necessary safeguards.
6.2 Qualifications of inspectors for periodic inspections
6.2.1
Persons who perform periodic inspections shall be competent in the tasks they will be performing.
Crane inspectors shall be technically knowledgeable, experienced, and trained in all aspects of crane operation and maintenance. They shall be able to provide records of training in, and knowledge of, applicable requirements, safety practices, and standards upon request. The employer of inspection personnel is ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are competent and capable of doing the work.
At a minimum they shall have the following qualifications:
a) recognized trade qualification as
iii) an equivalent qualification in terms of skills and knowledge, which has been reviewed and approved by an appropriate authority; and
b) 8000 h of direct experience working on the maintenance, repair, or manufacture of cranes or hoists, or working under the direct or indirect supervision of
i) a qualified crane inspector having 8000 h of experience; or
ii) an engineer.

Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 851 INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS

Machine Guarding

  1. Where a machine or prime mover or transmission equipment has an exposed moving part that may endanger the safety of any worker, the machine or prime mover or transmission equipment shall be equipped with and guarded by a guard or other device that prevents access to the moving part.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 24.
  2. An in-running nip hazard or any part of a machine, device or thing that may endanger the safety of any worker shall be equipped with and guarded by a guard or other device that prevents access to the pinch point.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 25.
  3. A machine shall be shielded or guarded so that the product, material being processed or waste stock will not endanger the safety of any worker.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 26.
  4. An emergency stop control on a power-driven machine shall,

    (a)   be conspicuously identified; and

    (b)   be located within easy reach of the operator.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 27.

Material Handling

  1. Material, articles or things,

    (a)   required to be lifted, carried or moved, shall be lifted, carried or moved in such a way and with such precautions and safeguards, including protective clothing, guards or other precautions as will ensure that the lifting, carrying or moving of the material, articles or things does not endanger the safety of any worker;

    (b)   shall be transported, placed or stored so that the material, articles or things,

               (i)   will not tip, collapse or fall, and

              (ii)   can be removed or withdrawn without endangering the safety of any worker; and

     (c)   to be removed from a storage area, pile or rack, shall be removed in a manner that will not endanger the safety of any worker.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 45.

  1. Machinery, equipment or material that may tip or fall and endanger any worker shall be secured against tipping or falling.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 46.
  2. Cylindrical objects stored on their side shall be piled symmetrically with each unit in the bottom row chocked or wedged to prevent motion.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 47.
  3. Barrels, drums or kegs that are piled on their ends shall have two parallel planks placed on top of each row before another row is added.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 48.
  4. A storage cylinder for compressed gas shall,

    (a)   have a valve connection that prevents an inadvertent connection which would result in a hazardous mixture of gases;

    (b)   be secured in position during transportation, storage or use;

     (c)   have the valve protection cap in position when the cylinder is not in use;

    (d)   when containing acetylene, be in an upright position; and

     (e)   be protected from physical damage.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 49.

  1. A silo, bin, hopper, structure, container or thing that is not a confined space as defined in Ontario Regulation 632/05 (Confined Spaces) made under the Act and that is used for storing or containing bulk material may be entered only where,

    (a)   the supply of material thereto is stopped and precautions are taken that will prevent any further supply;

(b) the worker entering is wearing a safety harness or other similar equipment attached to a rope or lifeline such that the worker shall not be endangered by any collapse or shifting of material in the silo, bin, hopper, structure, container or thing; and

     (c)   at least one other worker equipped with a suitable alarm and capable of rendering any necessary assistance is keeping watch nearby.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 50; O. Reg. 629/05, s. 3; O. Reg. 98/11, s. 1.

  1. (1)  A lifting device shall,

    (a)   be so constructed, of such strength and be equipped with suitable ropes, chains, slings and other fittings so as to adequately ensure the safety of all workers;

    (b)   be thoroughly examined by a competent person to determine its capability of handling the maximum load as rated,

               (i)   prior to being used for the first time, and

              (ii)   thereafter as often as necessary but not less frequently than recommended by the manufacturer and in any case, at least once a year,

and a permanent record shall be kept, signed by the competent person doing the examination;

     (c)   be plainly marked with sufficient information so as to enable the operator of the device to determine the maximum rated load that the device is capable of lifting under any operating condition;

    (d)   have a cab, screen, canopy guard or other adequate protection for the operator where the operator may be exposed to the hazard of falling material; and

     (e)   when it is a pneumatic or hydraulic hoist, have controls that automatically return to their neutral position when released.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 51 (1); O. Reg. 420/10, s. 8 (1).

    (2)  A lifting device shall be operated,

    (a)   only by,

               (i)   a competent person, or

              (ii)   a worker being instructed who is accompanied by a competent person; and

    (b)   in such a way that,

               (i)   no part of the load passes over any worker,

              (ii)   where a worker may be endangered by the rotation or uncontrolled motion of a load, one or more guide ropes is used to prevent rotation or other uncontrolled motion, and

             (iii)   subject to subsection (3), when its load is in a raised position the controls are attended by an operator.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 51 (2).

    (3)  Subclause (2) (b) (iii) does not apply to,

    (a)   a hydraulic hoist that supports the load from below and is fixed in one location; and

    (b)   an assembly line hoist temporarily unattended during a stoppage of the assembly line.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 51 (3).

    (4)  Hoisting controls operated from other than a cab or cage shall,

    (a)   be located so that they can be operated at a safe distance from a load being lifted; and

    (b)   automatically return to their neutral position when released.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 51 (4).

    (5)  Where a lifting device is equipped with one or more limit switches,

    (a)   each limit switch shall automatically cut off the power and apply the brake when the limit is reached; and

    (b)   no limit switch shall be used as an operating control unless,

               (i)   the limit switch is designed for such use, and

              (ii)   the lifting device has a second limit switch in addition to the control limit switch.  O. Reg. 420/10, s. 8 (2).

  1. A crane, lift truck or similar equipment shall be used to support, raise or lower a worker only when,

    (a)   the worker is on a platform,

               (i)   equipped with adequate safety devices that will automatically prevent the platform and load from falling if the platform’s normal support fails,

              (ii)   suspended from a boom that does not move, and the person is attached to a separate lifeline suspended from the boom or a fixed support capable of supporting at least four times the weight of the worker, or

             (iii)   attached to a mast or boom which,

                        (A)   is hydraulically or pneumatically operated, and

                        (B)   is equipped with a safety device that will prevent free fall of the platform in the event of a pressure line failure;

    (b)   where the equipment is not designed for the specific purpose of hoisting personnel, the load applied to the crane, lift truck or similar equipment is less than one half the maximum rated load;

     (c)   the platform has a sign indicating the load that may be applied to the crane, lift truck or similar equipment under clause (b);

    (d)   where controls are provided at more than one location,

               (i)   each control station is provided with means whereby the operator can shut off power to the equipment, and

              (ii)   interlocks have been provided so that only one station can be operative at any time; and

     (e)   except when the controls are operated from the platform, the controls are attended and operated by another worker.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 52; O. Reg. 420/10, s. 9.

  1. Where a travelling crane is operated on a crane runway, there shall be,

    (a)   rail stops or bumpers extending at least as high as the centre of the wheels at both ends of the crane runway; and

    (b)   where applicable, similar rail stops at the ends of the crane bridge.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 53.

  1. (1)  Mobile equipment shall,

    (a)   when lighting conditions are such that its operation may be hazardous, have head lights and tail lights that provide adequate illumination;

    (b)   when exposed to the hazard of falling material, have a screen or canopy guard adequate to protect the operator;

     (c)   be used to transport a person, other than the operator, only when that worker is seated in a permanently installed seat; and

    (d)   subject to subsection (2), be operated only by a competent person.

    (2)  Clause (1) (d) does not apply to mobile equipment operated by a worker while the worker is being instructed and accompanied by a competent person.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 54.

 

 

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